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“Great brunch by the beach!”
Review of The Kettle

The Kettle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We had a 5 hr layover at LAX and grabbed a cab and had a fantastic brunch for 5 with excellent food exceeded only by the service! Would have loved to hang out all day - good atmosphere and great location! Walk to the pier for an ice cream after!

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1  Thank Tim M
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have eaten at the Kettle on serveral visits to Manhattan Beach over the last 15 Years. The food is always good and I always remember prompt cheerful service. This last visit they did fall a bit short. Forgetting to bring part of the entree and never came back to check on how our meal was. No one came around with water and a refill on the ice tea??? SURE if you could get anyone to look your way. Yes it was a Sunday at lunch time... but honestly there were plenty of staff on... and it was only a short wait for a table.

That being said ... I did enjoy my muffin the next morning... and it was still fresh.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

The Kettle was a pleasant surprise after an exhausting trip(plane delays/cancellations) from Florida to California with little sleep and no real food. So many places to eat in Manhattan Beach and few parking spaces for these tourists! The Kettle stood out with obvious locals eager to enjoy their sunday breakfasts and we wanted to see why. The food was very good and the prices reasonable. The wait staff was very busy, attentive and actually cleaning equipment if not attending to a customer. The restaurant And Bathroom (women's) was clean. The only negative was my husband noting a waiter in the toilet reading a newspaper and male wait staff wearing rubber gloves going in...and out of the men's bathroom. Maybe the Staff need a place to relax when on break?

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1  Thank flsouri
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Parking can be a hassle, but this is the place where you go to recover from youthful endulgence of the night before. Good food, good service and right in the middle of it all just up from the pier.

1  Thank Mike90275
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Kettle has been providing 24 hour eating for locals in Manhattan Beach for years and years. Always friendly and welcoming, like visiting an old friend. Its not the fanciest restaurant - the menu is similar to somewhere like Carrows or Coco's but the food is better and the prices are pretty reasonable. Favorites of mine include the meatloaf, the French Quarter Burger, the Onion Soup, and the muffins.

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1  Thank MachThree
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